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seems tax but that is new in california. what the u.s. government wants to do now that willake it so everyone has to pay internet sales tax. >> a one-two punch from mother outfr fld, tousang facing another headache >> covering santa rosa, berkeley, san jose, and all bay area, this is abc7 news. >> good morning, everyone, 5:14 and this is the view from mount sutro looking on e lightsf san anciosget re t night separae day with more on the weather. it will be warm one coming up in a few minutes. >> the days of tax-free online shopping could end. the not is plan on voting by today to give states the authority to collect sales tax on all internet purchases. amazon is urging customers to call lawmakers to shoot it down. local governments have been losing billions from online retailers not collecting sales taxes. california and eight other states are the exceptions. with state laws requiring online giants to collect taxes from internet purchases. >> amazon is upping customers to write the congressional representatives to oppose the bill. >> there are a lot of rattled nerves but no damage or
. the board of supervisors today debated whether to close county fire houses. it was shrinking property tax revenues. four or five stations were shutdown this year now two more or on the chopping block. firefighters say that would dramatically increase response times. >> obviously minutes count, seconds count often and then on a fire emergency this allows a fire to get bigger. and looking at the budget it looks like the station closed unless we come up with something creative before. >> county leaders say there hands may be tied because voters rejected a partial tax measure to beef up staffing levels. final vote is expected may 14. >> police are hoping to solve a cold missing persons case with the hell f of forensic artist. he was 20 years old when he disappeared 10 years ago. he was five feet, 10 inches tall. shane was last seen in the arch stone apartment on owens drive back in september 2003. take a look, now, this is a new age progression picture drawn by forensic artist. it shows shane as he would appear now at the age of 32. shane is asked to contact police. >> in conquer, police are
apple could surprise wall street and begin a turn around. >> bill that could impose sale taxes on online purchases clear add hurdle. the senate votes 74-20 to take up the bill to give states the authority to require online retailers like amazon to collect state and local sales taxes. if support continues, the senate could pass the bill by this week. california and eight other states already have laws that require online retailers to collect taxes for internet purchases. >> netflix is coming back after house of cards. >> good morning, brace for delays if you are flying. the f.a.a. is expected to continue to keep planes on the ground in some of the busiest airports as budget cut result in a shortage of air traffic controllers. the transportation department says they are thinking of preventing enforcement of rules. >> are you hooked on netflix? they say they signed up two million news customers last quarter with the new scary series beating records. >> and xbox maker will have a new app that lets gameers purchase physical goods like anything on the pizza hut menu using the gaming console. t
those problems are fixed. >>> well, the new tax is causing controversy in maryland. it is nicknamed, the rain tax. renters, homeowners and businesses will pay a new tax, based on how much surface area a person has on their property. the money raised from the tax would be used to improve storm water runoff systems. it's all part of an epa mandate to clean up water in the bay. >>> well, is there any chance of rain this evening? a live look outside now. temperatures return. can spring showers be looking far behind? wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. meteorologist chelsea ingram and bob turk are updating the forecast for us. first, here's bob. >> yes, there is a chance we'll see shower activity. i'll show you that a little later on. take a look at mild temperatures. 72 now. 73 in d.c. the cool spot, ocean city, only 58. and even 73 out in oakland. and temperatures right now, running 18 degrees warmer in oakland; we're at 14 degrees warmer than we were justice at this hour. ocean city is actually four degrees warmer than 24 hours ago. what do we have coming our way the next
on filing their firm returns. taxes remain due today in massachusetts because yesterday was a state holiday. >> google is being praised for action in the minutes after the bombing. the internet giant created a link called person finder entering name and contact information about runners and people along the racecourse for the public to view. the service came in handy because cell phone service was nonexistent for several hours. >> you can give information about a runner, as well. >> we will bring you continued coverage of the boston bombings and our news reporter is in boston with the live reports later today on abc7 news tweeting updates on abc7 with a slide show on our website at abc7news.com. >> much more on the boston bombing stories straight ahead but right now we get you out the door with a check on the weather forecast. >> mike? >> we are looking at dry conditions on live doppler 7 hd, everyone. it will remain dry for the next seven days, we will talk about the winds gusting fattest right now, santa rosa up to 26 miles per hour, and fairly at 22 and novato at 18, with half moon bay a
bags at check out. that doesn't sit well with some. >> i feel they are already getting money from taxes that they charge you. they charge you for everything in the world. and i just think it's an added cost. >> they are messy. people throw them everywhere. they do plug things up. i would like it to be cleaner for my grand kids. >> now according to san mateo county health system, californians use about 20 billion plastic grocery bags every year. that is why a growing number of communities all across the bay area are putting similar bans in place in an effort to offset all of the cleanup costs. as we bring you back here live here in san mateo county they are really trying to launch an education effort and get people used to this new bag ban. you can see they have a sign posted here at the entrance to the store. and in many case there is is a store that will hand out reusable bags for free. we are live this morning in belmont alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. >>> time now 5:38. sal, we're just talking about you know forgetting the bags. do you bring your bags your reusable bags? it's a guy
the coolest video we have seen in california already offers tax incentive to you if you buy a hybrid vehicle but one lawmaker wants to sweeten the pot even more. hisó[ proposal eliminate the state sales tax for anyone buying hybrid or electric vehicle. 3000 dollar savings of a green energy car. gas leap powered vehicle generate 40 percent of the state air pollution. >> great story. 13-year-old girl from fremont got an opportunity to share some of her scientific knowledge with the president today. jessica was among 30 students from across the nation who attended the third white house science fair. met the president. got firsthand look at invention that won the stem competition. that's the nation top science technology engineering and math competition. >> want you to know that you have got a whole country behind you as you pursue your dreams. and your success is going to be our success as well. >> all right? >> way to go. >>reporter: young jessica awarded for her project thaebingt uses led lights to help strengthen tired eye muscle and improve peripheral vision. how impressive is th
and return $19 million a year in tax autos i have never been involved in a project offers so much private capitol investment and many measurable public benefits. >> some residents of the neighborhood have joined with the sierra club and bay keeper in opposing the bill because they want the proposal for the site to go through local committees. >> today, outreach must allowed to do their job autos gail cahill is an attorney and resident of the neighborhood. >> anyone driven down to a ball game knows what happened on the embark dareo our roadways are overtax ootd warriors president told me the transportation planner is working on it. >> it's a study not just focused on warriors project but the water front transportation system. >> opponents are worried they'll get ahead of the planning. today, not every member was there to vote but the chair indicated it looks like votes will be there to get the bill out of committee. >> if that is where we'll have to take it up again, we will. >> they're hoping to have the stadium up and running by 2017. >> a young baseball player continues to recover after
daughter. >> i am hard broken. she was a wonderful paperson. ever wonder anew our loved her. you cannot tax for a better daughter. i cannot believe that this has happened. this does not make any sense. >> several boston area public safety unions are offering a 50 declined thousand dollar reward leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the attack. >> are arrests have been made in the murder of a bay area paramedic who was driving in oakland hills area. five arrests, all boys ages 16 or younger. kron4 will tran is live with the story. >> the police department made up or arrest the same day that he was laid to rest. here is a picture of the paramedic. he was not working at the time and he was in the process of taking his father to the hospital when a car pulled up and fired several shots. here is video of the sting from april 2nd. he lost control of his car and crested down a ravine. they run able to find the suspects at the time and we do know that the first arrest was made on monday and it talked to the suspect and he gave up an affirmation of the were able to make the o
of the $8,000 tax credits for buying a home, now, i want to refinance. >> as longs you stay in the house three years, that is a deal for those that got the $8,000 is that you have to stay in the house three years. you can refinance all you want no. problems. however, if you move before three years you'll have to give some back. >> all right. we have this one from jennifer ge mailed is it legal for a res strunt say it's policy not to seat a party of fwhun a certain area of a restaurant? >> they can. as long as it's knots discrimination about race, or who you are as a person any of those issues we know about as long as it's not based on that and it's based on it being because you're alone they can do it. if you don't think that is the reason i want to you contact me we'll check it out. >> up next lawmakers plan to let bart serve alcohol until 4:00 in the morning. >> some argue this is a public safety issue who. won the debate today? >> in the newsroom coming up red bag flags being raised into the hot summer months. leaders feeling the heat. and the bay area charter school with national >>>
after paying back taxes provided they have not committed a crime. they can apply if permanent resident stat news 10 years and it tines border security and makes exceptions for law-abodying immigrant whose arrived at minors and completed high school. the bill is called a "compromise." >> there are changes in the weather. that is called "job security." >> wish we could have some rain, that would help a lot families and farmers. but it will not happen. sit back. relax. enjoy the warm sunshine that is coming our way even to the coast where there will be some gorgeous sunsets the next couple of days, feel friend to send some of those to us. we would love to see them. live doppler 7 hd shows how dry the air is. we will talk about the winds. they are gusty in spots. 28 at fairfield. to 24 miles per hour at napa. sfo at 20. 17 at novato. 16 in san carlos. most of the winds are coming from the north and the northwest. this is going to be the case for the better part of today as we continue our transition from that area of low pressure and the real winds we had monday to high pressure and calmer
overwhelmingly to take up a bill that could impose sales tax on all internet sales. today's vote clears the way for debate and attempts later this week. it would then go to the house of representatives. the bill would exempt online retailers with less than a million a year in sales. >>> protesters in san francisco used the annual environmental event as a call to arms. [ drums beating ] >> at the epa's regional headquarters, a diversion crowd of demonstrators spoke out against a variety of problems. they criticized the investigation into last summer's richmond refinery fire and also protested against hydraulic fracking for natural gas. >> we're here to ask the epa to stop the expansion of the toxic wasteland filling our town. >> these people are really frustrated. many of them low-income minority folks from the bay area that feel like there's too much pollution in the neighborhoods. >> the protesters then marched to the state department offices where they stepped up their protests to civil disobedience. the epa administrator said 40 years after the first earth day, the planet is still hurting,
the senate voting to move a bill forward that if passed would require sales tax to be collected on certain internet purchases. >>> the first look at google glass. it's the latest way of taking internet with you. we will show you what it can do tonight at 6:45. it is in the hands and over the eyes of a few people in the bay area and it is already getting a lot of attention. >> looking forward to seeing that story. >>> in the south bay a scare for a lot of shoppers. there were voluntary evacuations at valley fair mall this morning after a construction crew hit a gas line. a contractor hit the service line around 8:00 this morning. the line was properly marked. the leak was stopped by about 9:30 a.m. >>> byob in most of san mateo county. shoppers will have to bring their own bags or get charged at the grocery store. the plastic bag ban goes into place in dozens of stores. the rule applies to grocery stores and convenient stores but not restaurants. the new law urges people to bring reusable bags. shoppers without bags will be charged 10 cents for each paper bag. plastic can be used for produc
that the 2010 spill cost the state a variety of tax revenues. the state also seeks punitive damages. (chaos) >> thousands of people in denver, colorado yesterday seen scattering after gunshots rang out during a 4-20 celebration. this is the first time the state has hosted such an event since it legalized marijuana. a man and women were shot but are expected to survive. the man's dog was also shot. police are now looking for suspects. witnesses describe the scene as a jovial quickly turned to panic once the shots rang out. >> the federal defense of marriage act is being challenged by a lesbian couple in los angeles. one member of the couple is from the philippines, and she's facing deportation. she can't obtain residency because the u-s government doesn't recognize her marriage. the judge says current law violates the woman's rights. so he's allowing a class- action lawsuit. it's one of several challenges being brought against federal marriage laws. >> coming up social media planning a major role. you kids should count yourselves lucky. we didn't have u-verse back in my day. you couldn't jus
imgrabts if they pay a $500 back taxes and get a job. they would have to wait ten years to be eligible for a green card, three more years to be eligible for citizenship. it is a pathway to citizenship. it wrangles some like ted cruz of texas. >> any bill that insists upon that jeopardizes the likelihood of passing any immigration reform bill. >> reporter: no question the pathway to citizenship will be the most contentious part of the proposal and that is why the bipartisan gang of eight works so hard in the month leading up to the release of the plan to get influential outside groups like the chamber of commerce on board. >>> air travelers bracing for more delays this morning. the judge refused to stop the furloughs of air traffic controllers.blame for severe flight delays ash the country. jill a sharyl attkisson joins us. >> reporter: the third possible delay of flight delays due to furlough of air traffic controller. the delay stretched from coast to coast. by the end of the night, l.a.x. had one of the biggest backups, nearly two hours. >> the government needs t
for internet sales to collect sales tax. >>> and the "washington post" says investors are pouring more money. some wealthy buyers make up 70% of sales. >>> all right. weather looking good around the bay area. nice sunny start to the day to the coastline. the temperatures staying fairly mild in some spots. in the upper 50s already in some areas. 57 degrees in oakland. 57 in vallejo. 57 degrees in san francisco. this afternoon sunshine to the coast.60s evenat th 70s inside the bay and 90 degrees inland in the warmest spots. next couple of days starting to cool down fog returning by wednesday. >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by the big wedding starring robert d dinero katherine heigl and diane keeton in theaters friday. >>> two police officers were guthe manhunt more the marathon bombers. one gave his life. the other nearly lost his. this morning the friends who became heroes. >>> a legal battle is already brewing over the surviving suspect. should he be treated as an enemy combatant. >>> and a historic tragedy in the rockies. >> i figured,
price dropped 11 cents over the last two weeks. >>> the senate could allow states to tax internet purchases adding $11 billion to state coffers and wall street gets back to work after the dow's worst weekly decline since june. back to you. >> mary, thanks. >>> in great britain, the duchess of cambridge, kate middleton appeared in public on sunday with her pregnancy more evident than ever. she stood in for queen elizabeth at a review of scouts while the queen celebrated her 87th birthday in private. the duchess and prince william are expecting the first child this summer. for those who are on royal baby bump watch -- if you have been living under a rock, did you know. >> when you said her name i perked up and i wanted to see bump. >> she looks beautiful. >> certainly does. >> mr. roker has more on the midwest flooding an the local forecast. >> not a lot of good news for friends in the midwest and winter won't let go. we have a funnel system. behind it a lot of cold air and snow for the upper midwest and the plains. ahead of it, a lot of wet weather. we are looking from sheridan up
in new york city. new york already has the highest cigarette tax in the country, as of late last ye, 28 states banned smoking in all general workplaces, public places, including bars and restaurants. so this essentially would raise the age if it goes through to the same age where you can buy booze so booze a cigarettes in the same category. >> you wonder if that will backfire make mor kidshe same with alcohol wan to try i because you have to be 21 to have access to it. >> i don't know. >> i tnk it's a great idea. >> i do, too. >> there needs to be some tougher legislation. >> the good news is that new york smoking rateor teens in new york city is at like 8.5%, which is far less than the state average and the national average, but it's been stagnating. it had been dropping and now it's stagnating. i don't see anything wrong with it. >> this continues the long decline of smoking in america some numbers that stunned me t wasn't until 1998 that smoking was banned aboard all u.s. domestic flights under six hours. >> i remember we were talking about how it doesn't seem like it was that long a
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